May 24, 2018 RSS feed / Around Town

Designer Renders Antiques of the Future

In an age when virtually everything is disposable and little is made to last, Mira Nakashima holds a tradition in her hands.  More...

Volvo Ocean Race Send Off

The final weekend of the Volvo stopover in Newport was the most popular, with 36,121 visitors counted on Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20. More...

Merritt Neighborhood Grants Awarded

Aquidneck Land Trust (“ALT”) has awarded a dozen grants totaling $16,000 to local community and neighborhood groups through its annual grant program, the Merritt Neighborhood Fund. Grant awards ranged from $500 to $2,500. More...

Lower Aquidneck Plan Inches Forward

The proposed plan to reconfigure intersections on Aquidneck Avenue and make streetscape and roadway improvements in the Atlantic Beach District neighborhood moved a step closer to realization after a brief meeting by the Middletown Planning Board on More...

Chases Lane Development Moves Forward

The Middletown Zoning Board of Appeals, made up of the members of the Zoning Board of Review, struck down an appeal during its May 22 meeting, of the Planning Board’s preliminary approval on March 15 of a conservation development at 308 Chases Lane. More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

The Musical Healer: Andrea Flax

Learning an instrument at an early age can be tricky. When she was very young, local musician Andrea Flax was classically trained in piano, voice and ballet, until she changed gears and headed in the opposite musical direction. More...

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Hope Day May 29

To commemorate the 228th anniversary of the birth of our nation, a special Hope Day celebration is planned for Tuesday, May 29, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Newport Public Library. More...

NPD Recognizes Outstanding Officers

The Newport Police Department held its annual awards ceremony on May 21 at Thompson Middle School, where its awards committee recognized 15 officers and two civilians for exemplary performance throughout 2017.  More...

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Get Ready to Run for Office

Kelly Levesque, town sergeant in Tiverton, is interested in running for Tiverton Town Council or School Committee. She came to CCRI last week to learn how.  Levesque seems aware of the issues facing her town. More...

From Bagels to Bridges

It was a busy day for bikes in front of City Hall on Broadway, from the first bikes arriving to the annual Bike Commuter Breakfast, to the last to depart on the police-escorted bell-ringing Ride Round Town.  More...

Town Council Approves Proposed Charter Changes

The Middletown Town Council voted in a set of proposed changes to the town charter to be placed on the ballot in the Nov. More...

Music Scene

Thursday, May 24 Buskers Pub: 8 p.m.-12 a.m., Sean Connell Grace Vanderbilt: 6:30-9:30 p.m., MSD Jazz Trio Midtown Oyster Bar: 9 p.m., John Erikson Newport Blues Cafe: 9 p.m., The Z Boys & Silverteeth, $10 Norey’s: 7:30-10:30 p.m., Cote Jaz More...

Membership Renewal

The annual membership fee of $30 to the Edward King House has many perks. It’s only $25 if membership is renewed by June 30. More...

Rogers Rallies Late to Clip Central Falls

GAME OF THE WEEK

Maybe it was the hubris of coming into the game with a gaudy 13-3 record in Division III. Perhaps it was the pressure of playing on Senior Night, while still vying for the top seed in the upcoming D-III post-season tournament. More...